Coorg Wildlife Society

CWS reiterates its request to declare Coorg as Eco-Sensitive Zone

By K K Aiyamma Taking note of the urbanization leading to sweeping changes in the landscape of Coorg (which forms a part of Western Ghats) –  Coorg Wildlife Society has reiterated their request to declare Coorg as eco-sensitive zone. According to the report in Deccan Herald, the president of the Society, Col.(Retd) C.P.Muthanna, asserted that; River…

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PGCIL ‘hand in glove’ with Timber lobby alleges CWS

Addressing a  press conference at Madikeri on Monday  Col (retd). C.P Muthanna , President of Coorg Wild Life society (CWS) came down heavily on  the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., (PGCIL) alleging that PGCIL has been placing advertisements in various news papers regarding the 400 KV Power line through Kodagu, with malafide intent. Col.…

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Mahseer Conservation on the River Cauvery

Image: Sabrina with her Mahseer Catch [divider top=”no”] By: Sabrina Duelken, with inputs from C.P. Aiyappa Our rafting guide commented that there are no animals living in the water of this rafting area, however different species of animals can be seen in other parts of the river, such as the Masheer fish further upstream. The…

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Govt wants to allot 25,000 Acres at Madikeri to Investors & MUDA wants to expand Madikeri

Picture from the outskirts of Madikeri Town. Madikeri Town is a mere 17 Sq Km. Image by: Julijan Ny?a Amidst calls by the Cauvery Family (a group of farmer leaders from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu formed to resolve the Cauvery tangle) to cancel the investors meet , yesterday the Coorg Investors Meet was held at Madikeri.…

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Govt to Center & UNESCO: Development in Western Ghats will take precedence over Conservation

This monkey does not like it. Lion Tailed Macaque is one of endangered species found in Western Ghats. Image:By Kalyanvarma via Wikimedia Commons The State Govt has decided to reject the proposal of UNESCO to allow certain contagious areas in Western Ghats to be nominated as UNESCO World Heritage site.  The state govt is going…

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BJP will not let the wildlife reserves get World Heritage Tag

Ravi Kushalappa the convenor of Madikeri “Akrama-Sakrama Samiti” accused environmentalists for all the ills in Kodagu and said that such NGO’s should be banished from Coorg. He further added that ” BJP has demanded the district officials to banish such people working against the interests of Coorg “. Speaking to reporters yesterday he said that…

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COORG IN IMMINENT ECOLOGICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC DANGER

StaryofMysore.com – “Kodagu(Coorg) is our motherland and it should be protected now before it is too late.” This was the resolve of the Kodavas for the conservation of Kodagu, the source of Cauvery river. The leaders of Cauvery Sene, environmentalists and the prominent citizens exchanged views on the steps to be taken for the conservation…

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